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File view/pane size (ipad)

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File view/pane size (ipad)

Hi Guys
I am really frustrated with the ipad version of dropbox. On the iphone version, in landscape view the file view expands giving filenames greater space, but on the ipad version you have restricted the width of the file view pane. Please can you add a small button or option under the menu (upload, create folder etc) that expands the file view pane to the full width of the screen. This would greatly improve the workflow when using dropbox on the ipad.

Many thanks

Kevin

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Level 6

This. It must have been other's frustation as well to not be able to browse files on folders using FULL SCREEN on iPad. Why oh why it's restricted to a narrow column on left I can't understand.

 

There should be a way to browse the files on a grid, as well.

Level 2

I can't believe this is still an issue -- it's so easy to fix. Fix it please! It's a major frustration.

Level 4

I just got done with a back and forth with Dropbox Support. I too am frustrated at this feature, or lack thereof. I have been an iPhone user since inception. I'm a contractor and LIVE on Dropbox in the field. I got a new iPhone 7Plus just so I could have more screen space in the field. Came to the brilliant conclusion that an iPad would be the best solution since it is so much larger than the iPhone. Have had my new iPad Pro 9.7 for two weeks now. It has been rendered utterly USELESS due to the inability to turn off, or even adjust, the preview pane so I can see more of the file names. My file names can get large due to job names and such, so the list of files all appear the same (ie. Johnson Plans ARCH.....here is where it gets specific). Dropbox's solution to this was the nifty little drop arrow to the right of the file name. That's a great feature if you only have 2 or 3 files to choose between. I might have 100 files that appear similar, so I MUST be able to see the entire file name. There is no other option. Therefore, not being able to turn off, or reduce, the preview pane makes the iPad version of Dropbox as useful as using a nail file to cut a 2x12.....

 

Note to Dropbox....Please show me how that drop arrow is an efficient way to find a file amongst 100 or so files? PLEASE don't make me switch to Box. I have too much invested in Dropbox.

Level 2

Yes please, fix this as a top priority, you will loose people if its not fixed.

Level 2

Is it possible that this still has not been resolved? The feature has been asked for over the course of years from what I've seen (at least since 2015).

 

Dropbox is literally unusable on my iPad because we use long file names to keep track of progress on projects. All I need to be able to do is adjust the width of the left column so I can see the entire file and folder name.

 

This one simple feature is the only reason I have to still use my computer at work instead of my iPad.

Level 4

KeithPublic, you are correct. They have not addressed it. The short answer is they don't care. Most users use a computer. My guess is there is not enough benefit to spend the resources on this change. Odd considering they have 100s of millions in investor funds. Would seem like a several hundred to several thousand dollar feature to add. This is sad really. I've changed to several other data storage services SPECIFICALLY due to this issue. My ipad sat in my desk drawer for over 6 months before I decided to switch services. If they add this feature I'll come back, but DB is just a backup hard drive for me now.